Thinking Twice about AAC

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by MorganX, Jun 30, 2003.

  1. MorganX macrumors 6502a

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    I love my iMac, and the new G5 is the best looking PC Case around. If it's quiet, I might get a low end one.

    But I don't know about AAC. I love the Apple store and all that, but I think I'm going to get Gateway's wireless streaming DVD player and it does WMA and MP3.

    Apple really needs to help AAC proliferate beyond the iPod and Apple store or it might not have much staying power.
     
  2. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -MorganX

    I agree. Apple needs to get those who helped write the standard to proliferate the codec.

    At least it's not a proprietary standard like WMA - that's something to Apple's advantage. - Err well, not something that is a disadvantage to Apple.
     
  3. Schiffi macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't heard anything but spoken word sound as good as WMA. Isn't wma's max bitrate like 128?
     
  4. iJon macrumors 604

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    well i do agree about aac but it isnt hte first time apple has picked up a technology and given time its the new hip happin thing. and about the gateway thing, i may be a good product but i hope its gateway is around next year to warrant your purchse if it breaks.

    iJon
     
  5. dabirdwell macrumors 6502

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    I just noticed yesterday that Final Cut Express can't use AAC ripped files from my iTunes library, this is major annoying...
     
  6. Macpoops macrumors 6502

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    Gateway seems like the Apple of the PC world with regards to the proficy of doom theories. Every year someone says the same thing. It's just amusing.
     
  7. P-Worm macrumors 68020

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    Well there is a reason that Final Cut only accepts aiff, it is good qulity. Final Cut is all about the best output and in order to get that, you need the best input.

    P-Worm
     
  8. iJon macrumors 604

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    well with gateway's stock down to 3.65 and closing as many stores as apple opened as well as competing with dell and hp/compaq i would say they arent in a good position, thats just my own opinion.

    iJon
     
  9. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    Reset you're import functions and convert to .aiff 44.1 or 48 if you're going to DVD, then move the new files to another folder.

    iTunes is a neat file converter:)
     
  10. MorganX thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    They are moving to consumer electronics to boost the bottom line. I'm not too worried about getting a DVD Player fixed. I'm sure it will be as reliable as any other consumer DVD. I've never personally been near one that went bad.

    I've purchased from gateway for years (accessories and stuff) never had a problem $250 with built in 802.11b and progressive. I'll take my chances it'll last the warranty.

    I was shopping for a new car receiver and WMA/MP3 are growing. That's the reason for the post. The consumer electronic industry isn't exactly waiting around.
     
  11. iJon macrumors 604

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    well if you feel its the best choice for you then by all means by it. maybe gateway will be better at consumer electronics then computers.

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  12. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    agreed. but there's no choice from iTMS. would suck to buy the song from there first then discover you can't use it.

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    what also sucks is i bought two songs from iTMS then later found out i own the CD they were on. doh.
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  13. tjwett macrumors 68000

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    true while you're stuck with 128 AAC from iTMS there is still no reason you can't use this track in your video projects. just use iTunes to convert it to aiff. or use audio hijack. yeah it would be nice to be able to buy an uncompressed aiff version of a song from iTMS but the download time woud be obsurd.
     
  14. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    true enough. i wish iTMS offered a higher bitrate, though, at least 192. maybe the UI was too cluttered for their tastes. or maybe the record companies objected (the music sounded "too good").
     
  15. ibookin' macrumors 65816

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    I agree that Apple needs to spread the AAC format beyond its products for the format to take hold. AAC sounds good to my ears and should survive.

    On the Gateway issue: I remember way back in the day when Gateway actually made good, solid computers. My uncle bought one of their P5-120s back when it was the hot stuff and it still works perfectly to this day. The newer machines, however, are utter crap. They have, in my experience with some E-series desktops, proven themselves to be unreliable.

    In my opinion, Gateway will not be a major PC manufacturer much longer. They seem to have shifted their focus to consumer electronics at this point.
     
  16. tazo macrumors 68040

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    On the same "older was better" note, my now three year old dell 667 mhz PIII still works, well the hardware that dell put in does. I have reinstalled Windows 3x.

    Don't forget that now Dell Computers is Dell Inc, in their attempt at reaching out to the entire electronics market.

    LOL. its like if toyota started making computers....
     
  17. ibookin' macrumors 65816

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    It's pretty sad to see these previously great computer companies descend into bargain basement crap just to compete in prices.

    Actually now that I think about it this was one of the reasons I switched.
     
  18. Sabenth macrumors 6502a

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    At least you still have gateway here in australia they pulled out faster than a squiral on heat...


    Thye left everyone in the learch over here who just bought systems and warinties ha ha ha what warrinties....lol


    As for acc ive had my mac for just a week now and havent used acc yet so cant comment on how good it is but i can say this if it can out perform wma or mp3 then hell push it not much point in having it if it wont work with anything other than apple products ok fine apple likes its toys and stuff but if your going to take over the world insert evil laught here --------- then push it to windows users like its going out of fashion in fact push it to the linux world they love anything thats chucked there way ...

    BARING SOAP LOL
     
  19. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    Aow mah gawd!

    Gawd, you still use Windows v3.x on your peecee? You're screwd, dewd!

    ;)

    Must scream on a PIII, though!

    :rolleyes:
     

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